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by steve howe
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: D&S 04 Siphon help
Replies: 10
Views: 2305

Re: D&S 04 Siphon help

Are those sprung W irons David?

Steve
by steve howe
Mon May 28, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby GWR clerestories
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Hornby GWR clerestories

Yes that corroborates the details on the GWR.org forum http://www.gwr.org.uk/kits4rtrcoaches.html The Brake was Diag. D29 or possibly D25 and the Compo. is listed as Diag. C15. either way, they would be jolly useful models if Hornby had gone the whole hog and tooled them properly :-x I have put a ca...
by steve howe
Sat May 26, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby GWR clerestories
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Hornby GWR clerestories

Thanks Phil,

I suppose if these vehicles had been downgraded to branchline work by the early '30s some of them might have retained their earlier livery, I wonder how the printed panelling would stand up to scrutiny under a layer of weathering? :shock:

Steve
by steve howe
Fri May 25, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Hornby GWR clerestories
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Hornby GWR clerestories

Can anyone advise on the Hornby GWR clerestory coaches (not the good old ex. Triang things! the later Edwardian liveried versions) I am looking at a few on Ebay for potential up grading, but never having seen one in the flesh am wondering about their general accuracy, specifically, is the very nice ...
by steve howe
Fri May 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Lower Rose Goods
Replies: 8
Views: 2280

Lower Rose Goods

Now that the pictures have appeared in the current (June) edition of Hornby Magazine, I can post the finished shots here. I won't go over all the gory detail of getting there as its covered in my thread on RMWeb http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/95206-lower-rose-goods/ So here's the ...
by steve howe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum North 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 10327

Re: Scaleforum North 2018

I echo those sentiments. I took Horsley Bank to Scaleforum when it was at Leatherhead which was its first 'proper' outing, not knowing what to expect. By 10.15 the crowd was five deep around the layout (which is only 4' long!) and it amazed me the warmth of reception it received. Went home with the ...
by steve howe
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 20395

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Brian Harrap has a nifty way of making crossing vees using a vice and big file.... :shock: described in his own inimitable way here:


http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/37678-handbuilt-track/page-2?hl=harrap#entry439446

I've tried it and it works a treat!


Steve
by steve howe
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Pentroller repairs
Replies: 50
Views: 9307

Re: Pentroller repairs

Would it be worth contacting Malcolm Smith sales@malcolmsminiatures.co.uk originator of the Pictroller? it might be that substitute components are available to replace those obsolete ones in the Hine design. As Malcolm was intimately involved in the design of the control systems at Pendon he would s...
by steve howe
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt
Replies: 21
Views: 4577

Re: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt

Philip Hall wrote:I promised to post a picture of the Hornby milk tank conversion so here it is.
Philip


Did you do a straight wheel swap Philip? just wondered how 6 wheel chassis perform without compensation/springing.

Steve
by steve howe
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15995

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Good move. I like the 'Pearly King' and his sidekick in the background :D

Steve
by steve howe
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15995

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Looking good Gareth, these 'simple' trackplans can be deceptively complex! also far more 'prototypical' than the plethora of 3-ways, slips and diamonds we sometimes see crammed into tiny spaces :o Can I ask what the overall dimensions of the scenic part of the layout are and the crossing angles you ...
by steve howe
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Harton High Staithes inspired Layout
Replies: 20
Views: 3543

Re: A shunting plank - Now Harton Collery inspired

Nice scheme :thumb
how wide are you planning to make the baseboard?

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: what flux for white metal?
Replies: 18
Views: 4246

Re: what flux for white metal?

Can anyone with chemical knowledge advise if Carrs Yellow Label flux is a substitute for Eames 40? I've been using Eames 40 for a long time but my last bottle is getting low (pity, I only bought it in about 1985... :? ) and I do use it, as David says, on pretty much everything apart from electrical ...
by steve howe
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 171
Views: 25446

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Allan Many years ago, when we built Bonnybridge Central, you produced a stuff called, I think, Waverley Board, which was exactly the same as the stuff now to be found in Pizza bases. It was thin sheets of expanded polystyrene, smooth on both sides, and could be scribed very easily to replicate roug...
by steve howe
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt
Replies: 21
Views: 4577

Re: My First Layout - Whitehall Halt

One of the fiddle yards (I have yet to add the top to the traverser, and have no idea how to cut a neat hole to access the layout!) - there is an identical one at the other end of the layout, just big enough to hold a small loco with a single coach: Try a hole cutter fitting in an electric drill - ...
by steve howe
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 7165

Re: Parkside Kits

As an update regarding Slaters kits, I have recently been advised by Dave White at slaters that they are currently just sorting out the instructions and the wheels at the moment and following this the 4mm range should be available again in the near future directly from Slaters. I hope this also inc...
by steve howe
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Attaching track to base board and bending photo etch
Replies: 22
Views: 3796

Re: Attaching track to base board and bending photo etch

I built my first P4 layout on veneered chipboard as sold for furniture making. The veneer's surface was absorbent enough to accept wood glue and soft enough to get pins into, although chipboard of any kind is still hard for fine pins, 40 years on its still perfectly flat and stable (the weight is an...
by steve howe
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 1mm pinpoint axles
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: 1mm pinpoint axles

Thanks Keith, I didn't realise such a thing existed until I started Bill's components, I have some very old Studiolith Maunsell wheels with needlepoint axles which look very slender, but even they measure out at about 1.5mm.

I'll see what Wizard has to say!

Steve
by steve howe
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: 1mm pinpoint axles
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

1mm pinpoint axles

In his instructions for sprung W irons for 6 wheel chassis, Bill Bedford suggests using 2mm tube riding on a Exactoscale 1mm axle. (E4CW 502) As these axles seem to be currently unavailable from C & L, are there any other sources of 1mm axles?

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 19017

Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Great layout in a great location. I lived in Hebden Bridge for quite a few years and know this bit of the Calder Valley well. There used to be (maybe still is?) a fascinating hardware and builder's merchants just near here, housed in a collection of ramshackle sheds on both sides of the main road, w...
by steve howe
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin
Replies: 45
Views: 8631

Re: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin

Steve I have just found my copy of the instructions for the Exactoscale RSU. These contain a wiring diagram as well as identifying which contacts provide which power outputs. Would you like me to send you a copy? Clive That would be very kind, thank you Clive, I take your point about wire thickness...
by steve howe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin
Replies: 45
Views: 8631

Re: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin

That's really useful, thanks Guy. I'll have a go at modifying the brass insert. Might need a bit of practice if the thing still works!

Steve
by steve howe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: The Adventures of an RSU Virgin
Replies: 45
Views: 8631

Mystery RSU

Can anyone help me identify this RSU please? it came my way a while back with other items from a late friend and I've just (in the light of this thread) dug it out to have a play. I thought it might be an early London Road Models version, but a search on Google images reveals nothing similar. I have...
by steve howe
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ideal starter wagon chassis?
Replies: 56
Views: 13125

Re: Ideal starter wagon chassis?

That's great, thanks for that Andrew :thumb

I remember we chatted at Wells last year when you were demo-ing the BB system, but that bit of the process has disappeared from the memory bank!

Thanks

Steve
by steve howe
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ideal starter wagon chassis?
Replies: 56
Views: 13125

Re: Ideal starter wagon chassis?

With plastic wagon kits, is there a recognised method of removing the plastic W iron to leave the spring/axlebox assembly clean and intact? I can't seem to find any recent references to this part of the process among the many BB sprung W iron postings.

Steve

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